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LuckyCharm's Second Journey Site. Goal ; 10k/Month By December 2018

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by LuckyCharm007, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Elite Member

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    Just a question,

    Have you ever had your posts index on a new domain but not rank at all?

    Started a new domain back in december 17th and have posted like 15k words of content (~7-8 articles) and they all index really quick but they aren't ranking anywhere in top 300 for the keywords I'm targetting.

    These keywords are super easy and they're keywords I have ranked for in the past (expired domain that I used to own)
     
  2. LuckyCharm007

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    Yes, it happened a couple of times. It means that Google acknowledge your article is good enough for their index but they don't trust it enough to rank it yet. This is what a real "sandbox" means. It's funny you're mentioning this because it's happening with one keyword I targeted two weeks ago. The keyword is very competitive and requires a lot of trusts to rank it. As soon as I index an article, I usually rank top 15-25 depending on how competitive the keyword is. For that particular keyword, I am nowhere to be seen. What's funny is I usually outrank sites that are in the top 30 without building any links.

    Anyway, you have two way out of it:

    - Slowly build quality links to gain more trust. At some point, Google will "release" the hold on your website when it realizes enough source trusted your site/article by linking to it.
    - Wait it out. On average, without building any links, I got out of the sandbox within 6 months. That's the cheapest and easiest way to do it.
     
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  3. spectrejoe

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    Thanks! I am starting to become a little scared that they wont rank at all, recently have started sending social signals and sending some pbns their way, hopefully by next month they'll start ranking.
     
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    Hey mate would you mind sharing how you make that snipped? I tried to list the posts with some plugins but i didn't like how it looked.

    Thanks
     
  5. spectrejoe

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    They just popped up today, took ~1 month for Google to trust my website :)

    Did a combination of:
    Added to webmaster tools all the variations of the site & fetched every time I made a few changes (max once a week).
    Continued adding content.
    Sent social signals to the posts & homepage (all kinds of social signals not only 2 or 3)
    Continued adding backlinks to the pages

    And it showed up :D
     
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  6. rope_zg

    rope_zg Newbie

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    congrats on your progress man! seems you've been doing really well!

    what kind of template do you use for these outreach emails? do you go straight for the kill (suggesting a guest post in the first email) or you try to build some report?

    I hired some guy to do outreach for my site. he sent 237 email of which I got:
    - 2 yes but from low quality sites
    - 1 yes from a so-so site if I pay a small fee ($15)
    - 1 yes/maybe from a quality site but I'm waiting for them to accept the article (they said they gonna get back to me in 3 weeks :/ )
    - 1 yes from a really quality site BUT ONLY IF I link back to them as well

    as you can see I'm not doing too well with the outreach game, that's why I could use some tips...

    good luck with your journey!
     
  7. Droger99

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    Amazing journey!
    How much money do you start at the very beginning?

    Wish you Luck, mate! Also for the puppy :D
     
  8. LuckyCharm007

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    I had someone make a custom template with WPBakery Page Builder (https://visualcomposer.io/premium/). It cost me less than $75.

    Nice. I knew it was only a matter of time before it popped in the top 100. Sometimes, all you have to do is be patient.

    This is one of many I use:

    Hello {Insert name},

    I noticed this piece you did for {Insert Brand name}: {Insert URL}.

    It's done well, with many nice references.

    Would you consider adding additional references that add more value to the piece? For example, here is an article that offers a good synopsis on {Insert subject}: {Insert your URL}. {Your Brand name} caters to both men and women, with a part of proceeds going to our scholarship program {Insert scholarship URL - or whatever incentive you can find}.

    Or, if there isn't a way to do that, would you consider reaching out to me for quotes for future related articles?

    Thank you,

    {Your name]

    I usually score on 5% of my emails, whether it's a link from an existing article or a guest post. P.S: What's the matter with linking back to them? A link is a link.

    I have a very healthy budget. However, I think I spent just a little over $1300 so far (mostly to secure guest posts links or editing articles).

    New update coming soon.
     
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  9. rope_zg

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    thanks for the template, I will try it out!

    looking forward to you further updates!
     
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  10. LuckyCharm007

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    UPDATE

    I secured another 5 links; 1 very strong domain with 130k traffic according to SEMrush and 4 weak but effective links. I'm ahead of December's earning, which is great considering it's January and earnings should have gone down a little bit. My keywords are slowly moving up, my traffic is slowly moving up as well. Everyone I outreached to said great things about my site and content. Let's hope I keep the momentum I have and start making a killing soon.

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    That is awesome! I figured out the siloing but was like a need a good way to show the pages and noticed that WPBakery Visual handles that well. You of course talked about it also. Thanks and great job! I am super excited for 2018!
     
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    OP: What do you do for links?
     
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    Awesome update! Keep us posted, I am rooting on you..
     
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  14. LuckyCharm007

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    WPBakery Visual was the best/only decent option I've found. It's also very easy to use.

    Pretty everything that I deem worthy. I build expired web 2.0's, outreach for links on existing articles, outreach for guest posts, I am active on my niche forums and I answer Reddit & quora questions regularly.
     
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    Can you do the same with thrive content builder? what is it exactly that WP bakery does to give you the silos?
     
  16. EntertheDeals

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    I know you said you use the easyazon theme? Does WPBakery work well with that? Some themes have their own visual builder built it and that always concerns me. I am going to play around with both and see what happens.
     
  17. LuckyCharm007

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    I can't say as I've never tried thrive content builder. It allows me to build a custom category page which is necessary for a proper silo.

    Works like a charm :)
     
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  18. LuckyCharm007

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    UPDATE

    growth, growth, growth. Traffic is up, Conversion rate is on point and more and more keywords are found each day. Keep em sales coming!

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  19. NickDude

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    Great progress! You seem to know what you are doing.
    One question regarding the silo, you said: "It allows me to build a custom category page which is necessary for a proper silo."
    Can you do that just by creating a parent page and putting it on menu?
     
  20. LuckyCharm007

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    Both ways work although I prefer to keep my posts under "posts" and not have only pages. It's just a matter of preference I guess.